I don’t recall how and when I fell in love with chicken wings but for as long as I can remember, a plate of sticky chicken wings makes my belly dance a happy tune. That’s one thing I can possibly eat daily, keeping guilt far far away. Back in California, when we noticed this shop called Wingstop, I went bonkers and several nights throughout my pregnancy days, it was our dinner. The madness didn’t stop even after the baby arrived. The variety they offer is just incredible and quite creative. Although chicken wings are available in India, it’s not very common and the flavors are pretty basic. It’s one of those things I miss out here.
Arvind, on the other hand, has always been a fan of chicken lollipops. It’s a favorite in India and almost every other restaurant will have it as one of the appetizers. It’s basically a neat version of chicken wings, where by using the technique of frenching, it’s cut and shaped to form a handle that makes it easy to hold. Needless to say, it’s a time taking procedure but at the end it makes chicken wings easier to eat and it’s less messy as well!
Good thing is that unlike chicken wings, chicken lollipops are easily available in most stores. They come in bulk packets making it convenient for people like me. Arvind missed chicken lollipops out there and so, we have been indulging on it a lot these days with different kind of sauces.
Recently, I tried it with mango chili sauce. I used ripe mango along with the bird eye chili hot sauce that I had shared earlier. The sauce turned out just superb. It works great just as a dip, I even sautéed it with noodles. But with chicken lollipops, absolutely delicious! We washed down the succulent meat with some chilled bear and licked the bone clean.
Mango Chili Chicken Lollipop
for the mango chili sauce
- 1 ripe mango
- 2- tablespoon hot sauce (I used bird eye chili hot sauce that I had made earlier)
- 1- inch ginger (grated)
- 2 garlic cloves (grated)
- 2- tablespoon soya sauce
- salt for taste
for the fried lollipops
- 1 kg chicken lollipops
- 1 egg
- 2- tablespoon cornflower
- 2- tablespoon all-purpose flour
- oil for deep frying
for the mango chili sauce
- Puree the fresh mango pulp.
- In a saucepan, add the mango puree along with rest of the ingredients. Pour 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil. Now, let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Taste for salt and add more, if required. If you want it spicy, add some more hot sauce. Once done, keep it aside.
for the fried lollipops
- Marinate the chicken lollipops with egg, cornflower, flour, salt and pepper. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
- Once done, bring the oil to heat for deep-frying. Drop the lollipops, few at a time, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry until golden brown in color.
- Finally, pour the sauce in a big bowl, drop the fried lollipops and mix it up making sure the sauce coats the lollipops. While serving, sprinkle some fresh cilantro or parsley, and serve little bit of the sauce along with it for dipping.
- If you are using chili instead of hot sauce, you might have to add more or less chili based on the spice level you are looking for.
- If the mangoes are not sweet enough, add a little honey to enhance the taste.
- The chicken lollipops could also be served after frying with the sauce as a dipping on the side. In this case, you might want to add a little bit more flavor in the chicken marinade.
Chicken lollipops are the best!!! Don't judge you for eating them a lot because I would too if I could. This sauce you made sounds delicious. I'll have to send this to my dad in Goa. He enjoys making chicken lollipops so I'm sure he'd love to try this.
Kristi @ My SF Kitch
These chicken lolipops look soo flavorful!! I want some!!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon
Chicken lolipops are the best! In my opinion they put wings to shame! 🙂 (<---okay... maybe I went to far there.?) Anyways, you pops look delicious! Crispity crunchity, sticky, spicy and sweet scruptiousness! I could eat these all day, every day! Pinned! P.s I LOVE your photograpgy! Drool!
you can never go wrong with fried chicken smothered in sauce! Such a tasty looking dish!
I saw this post earlier today in Fb; it is absolutely mouthwatering. Just imagining that sweet chilli flavour gets me totally drooling. A keeper for sure!
Sweet and spicy...great combo of flavours. These chicken lollipops look mouthwatering.
I am intrigued by the mango cjilli sauce...when I read the title I thought U had probably used a raw mango.. but a ripe mango has me interested!! and you do know how to make them look good!!
Gorgeous dish...Mango Chilli sauce sounds delish! I too am a big fan of chicken wings....the more the sauce the better!
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
Love these flavors, what a tasty dish!
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Wow, gorgeous post. and this is the sort of recipe my family will love! I'll have to try my hand at this crazy new (to me 🙂 frenching of chicken wings!
dixya | food, pleasu
these look overly fantastic!
Mango chili version of the chicken wings/lollipop sounds really yummy!! I am sure it was lip smacking good because the sauce is the killer there 🙂
Your boards are fabulous !! love the new red/yellow painted chopping board. Though I am a veggie by choice ,the pictures are making me drool... guess I need to try some paneer lollipops.. with the sauce 🙂